So when my friend suggested that perhaps I and another friend who is also pregnant had a joint baby shower I wasn’t at all sure what to expect. I’d obviously heard of baby showers but it wasn’t something I’d ever been to or thought about. Always up for a giggle though we both quickly agreed and last weekend the big event finally took place.
It was really good fun and I thought I’d share a little bit about what we did in case anyone else out there fancies having one too! Here’s a quick run through of what we got up to:
To start with the room was decorated by our host, and we had party snacks laid out for everyone. We also played some fun games including matching the baby pictures to the party guests, ‘melt your cup of ice to get the mini baby out (first one to shout ‘my waters have broken’ wins)’ and my personal favourite ‘guess the chocolate bar’ nappy game (of which I had to include a picture):
There is something quite hilarious about watching a group of mums all sniffing a brown nappy!
Then (because we both knew and were happy to share) we had fantastic baby reveal cakes made by the wonderful Cakes by Sarah. (You can also find Sarah on FaceBook here). And so here’s the big reveal with before and after shots…..
Yes the news is I’m having a boy! (There’s alot I could say about that, but that’s another post!)
I also felt slightly tearful when later in the evening I was asked to shut my eyes and presented with a beautiful gift from everyone. The party was never about that and I really didn’t expect it.
It’s fair to say that everyone had a great evening and I would definitely recommend it. But the biggest thing that I took away from this whole experience is simply this – how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends. Now I’m really hoping they’ll all be around when the baby arrives and is crying……..